Oct 31

RESERVE BOOK


Low power design essentials

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Jan Rabaey
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2009
Publisher Springer

This book contains all the topics of importance to the low power designer. It first lays the foundation and then goes on to detail the design process. The book also discusses such special topics as power management and modal design, ultra low power, and low power design methodology and flows. In addition, coverage includes projections of the future and case studies.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


HILT ’13 : proceedings of the ACM Conference on High Integrity Language Technology : November 10-14, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, USA / sponsored by ACM SIGAda in cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, ACM SIGBED, ACM SIGCAS, ACM SIGCSE, ACM SIGPLAN, ACM SIGSOFT

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ACM

HILT 2013 features a top-quality technical program focused on the issues associated with high integrity software- where a failure could cause loss of human life or have other unacceptable consi=equences- and on the solutions provided by language technology. ” Language technology” here encompases not only programming languages but also languages for expressing specifications, program properties, domain models, and other attributes of the software or the overall system.

HILT 2013 consists of two days of tutorials, and three days of conference sessions. The tutorials cover a wide range of topics: Ada 2012, proving safety of parallel and multi-threaded programs, Formula 2.0: a language for formal specification and a tool for automated analysis, satisfiability modulo theories for high integrity development, practical specification and verification with code contracts, bounded model checking for high-integrity software, and service oriented architecture concepts and impplementatiob.


HILT ’12 : proceedings of the ACM Conference on High Integrity Language Technology : December 2-6, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts / sponsored by ACM SIGAda in cooperation with ACM SIGAPP, ACM SIGBED, ACM SIGCAS, ACM SIGCSE, ACM SIGPLAN, and Ada-Europe

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher ACM

HILT 2013 features a top-quality technical program focused on the issues associated with high integrity software- where a failure could cause loss of human life or have other unacceptable consi=equences- and on the solutions provided by language technology. ” Language technology” here encompases not only programming languages but also languages for expressing specifications, program properties, domain models, and other attributes of the software or the overall system.

HILT 2012 consists of two days of tutorials, and three days of conference sessions. The tutorials cover a wide range of topis: designing for multitasking and multicore environments; leading-edge Ada verification technologies; contract-based programming and object-oriented programming in Ada 2012; safety of embedded software; Microsoft Research’s Dafny automatic program verifier; Service-oriented Architecture; and safety-critical Java.


IPSN ’13 : proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks : April 8-11, 2013, Philadelphia, PA, USA / sponsored by ACM SIGBED & IEEE

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ACM

IPSN is considered to be one of the flagship research conferences of the sensor networks community, and continues to showcase cutting-edge research in to the information processing aspects of sensor networks. The conference program consists of two complementary and inter-woven tracks, one on Information Processing (the IP track) and another on Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (the SPOTS track).


HiCoNS ’13 : proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems : April 9-11, 2013, Philadelphia, PA, USA / sponsored by ACM SIGBED

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher ACM

This year’s conference aimed to present novel research, development, and experimentation addressing the security, robustness, and reliability of cyber-physical systems that govern the operation of critical infrastractures such as power transmission, water distribution, transportation, healthcare, building automation, and many more.


DBA’s guide to NoSQL : Apache Cassandra

Author The Enlightened DBA
Place of Publication [Santa Clara, Calif.]
Date of Publication [2014?]
Publisher Datastax

For the new or verteran DBA: Whether you’re skeptical or enthusiastic about new types of datasbases this book contains all you need to understand about when and how to implement NoSQL technology in your Internet Enterprise Applications. In this guide, you’ll get answers to these questions and more; you’ll learn exactly what NoSQL is, why it’s needed, how it works, and when it should (and shouldn’t) be used.

Oct 30

CIRCULATION BOOKS


Engineering hydrology, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Cornelio Q. Dizon (CE 110)

Author K. Subramanya
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

This text book is designed essentially to meet the requirements of an undergraduate textbook on Engineering Hydrology. The revised edition retains almost all the features of the earlier edition and further emphasizes on the applicability to field situations relevant to Indian conditions.

Programme procurement in construction : learning from London, 2012

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 121)

Author John Mead
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

Successful construction is often attributed to one or more aspects of the delivery process from good planning, design and clever engineering to efficient project management and quality construction. Before any of these disciplines can begin, they all require some form of procurement to select the team or supply chain to meet a client’s or a project’s specific requirements. The concept of PSE – Purchase and Supplier Engineering – originated in the procurement of the construction and infrastructure required to stage the 30thOlympiad in London during 2012.  At the time of writing PSE has successfully delivered almost £25bn of public procurement meeting client and project requirements and without legal challenge.The construction of the venues and infrastructure needed to stage London 2012 was such a resounding success that it boosted not only the reputation of the UK construction industry but also the confidence of the UK population in the country’s ability to organise, build and run a major international event. Its success has been lauded as something from which clients and industry could learn. The ODA has established a comprehensive and informative body of evidence as part of a Learning Legacy. While the ODA is well aware of the many elements of the procurement and supply chain management, the complete end to end concept of how the Olympic supply chain procurements were managed has until now not been captured.

Stress corrosion cracking of pipelines

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 157)

Author Y. Frank Cheng
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Pipelines sit at the heart of the global economy. When they are in good working order, they deliver fuel to meet the ever-growing demand for energy around the world. When they fail due to stress corrosion cracking, they can wreak environmental havoc.

This book skillfully explains the fundamental science and engineering of pipeline stress corrosion cracking based on the latest research findings and actual case histories. The author explains how and why pipelines fall prey to stress corrosion cracking and then offers tested and proven strategies for preventing, detecting, and monitoring it in order to prevent pipeline failure.

Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pipelines begins with a brief introduction and then explores general principals of stress corrosion cracking, including two detailed case studies of pipeline failure. Next, the author covers:

  • Near-neutral pH stress corrosion cracking of pipelines
  • High pH stress corrosion cracking of pipelines
  • Stress corrosion cracking of pipelines in acidic soil environments
  • Stress corrosion cracking at pipeline welds
  • Stress corrosion cracking of high-strength pipeline steels

The final chapter is dedicated to effective management and mitigation of pipeline stress corrosion cracking. Throughout the book, the author develops a number of theoretical models and concepts based on advanced microscopic electrochemical measurements to help readers better understand the occurrence of stress corrosion cracking.

By examining all aspects of pipeline stress corrosion cracking—the causes, mechanisms, and management strategies—this book enables engineers to construct better pipelines and then maintain and monitor them to ensure safe, reliable energy supplies for the world.


Sustainable membrane technology for energy, water, and environment

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 198)

Editor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

A detailed look at the most recent developments in sustainable membrane technology for use in energy, water, and the environment

A collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking papers on important ideas about the development of membrane science and technology, Sustainable Membrane Technology for Energy, Water, and Environment brings together contributions from leading international experts in one comprehensive volume. Covering the latest developments and most innovative ideas in the field, this book is a unique resource for understanding the growing interest in using membranes across several industries.

Divided into six chapters that cover new membrane materials and membrane development; membrane applications for gas and vapor separation; membrane applications in water treatment; environmental applications of membranes; energy applications of membranes; and other industrial membrane applications, the book looks at the current and emerging applications for membrane science and technology in detail. As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Middle East emerge as the next generation of membrane research and development centers, in part due to their need for water and natural gas production technology, this book provides invaluable insights into the cutting-edge work taking place in these regions. Additional topics covered also include new membrane materials, membrane applications for food processing, and much more.

Designed for engineers, scientists, professors, and graduate students who are engaged in membrane R&D activities, as well as for anyone interested in sustainable development, Sustainable Membrane Technology for Energy, Water, and Environment is a cutting-edge look at membrane applications.


Introduction to soil mechanics

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Lestelle V. Torio (CE 162)

Author Bela Bodo
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley Blackwell

ntroduction to Soil Mechanics covers the basic principles of soil mechanics, illustrating why the properties of soil are important, the techniques used to understand and characterise soil behaviour and how that knowledge is then applied in construction.   The authors have endeavoured to define and discuss the principles and concepts concisely, providing clear, detailed explanations, and a well-illustrated text with diagrams, charts, graphs and tables. With many practical, worked examples and end-of-chapter and coverage of Eurocode 7, Introduction to Soil Mechanics will be an ideal starting point for the study of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.

Design of structural elements to Eurocodes

Recommending faculty:   Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 155)

Author W.M.C. McKenzie
Place of Publication Basingstoke, Hampshire
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan

 

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this well-respected book provides the most comprehensive coverage of structural design, ideal for undergraduates in all years of civil engineering and structural engineering courses. Fully up-to-date with the most recent structural Eurocodes, it provides a detailed study of design using the four most important materials for construction: concrete, steel, timber and masonry. Design of Structural Elements – is fully up-to-date for the structural Eurocodes – features a wealth of practical problems and real-world examples – includes more than 500 easy-to-follow diagrams – comprehensively covers all the key topics, including a detailed section on structural analysis Translating theory into practice with plenty of worked examples, this user-friendly text is an indispensable resource both for students and for practising engineers looking to refresh their knowledge.

Quality tools for managing construction projects

Recommending faculty: Prof. Lestelle V. Torio (CE 124)

Author Abdul Razzak Rumane
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher CRC Press

 

Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead to an enduring, well-made structure. To the owner, it is the end result: a building that is not only fit for the purpose, but a positive addition to its surroundings. Reconciling these seemingly contrasting priorities requires processes that are embedded not just at the project level, but within the entire enterprise with designer, builder, and owner committed to integrating quality into all their business processes.

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects not only details the importance of developing a comprehensive management system, but provides the tools and techniques required to do so. The book examines the usage and applications of tools and techniques in different phases of a construction project, focusing on plan quality, quality assurance, and quality control. Following the construction cycle, Dr. Rumane delineates the quality tools and their application, ending with the implementation of quality systems throughout the entire design and construction cycle.

The book demonstrates how these tools can help in planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a project—evolving project management into a system that ensures project deliverables consistently meet the defined scope on schedule and within budget. The author’s systems perspective recognizes and supports the ideal collaborative approach that modern design and construction projects need. Dr. Rumane then demonstrates that successful quality management is more than a series of handoffs between teams who’ve completed tasks.


Basics of engineering economy

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Diocel Harold Aquino (ES)

Author Leland T. Blank
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This text covers the basic techniques and applications of engineering economy for all disciplines in the engineering profession. The writing style emphasizes brief, crisp coverage of the principle or technique discussed in order to reduce the time taken to present and grasp the essentials. The objective of the text is to explain and demonstrate the principles and techniques of engineering economic analysis as applied in different fields of engineering. This brief text includes coverage of multiple attribute evaluation for instructors who want to include non-economic dimensions in alternative evaluation and the discussion of risk considerations in the appendix, compared to Blank’s comprehensive text, where these topics are discussed in two unique chapters.


Leadership for engineers : the magic of mindset

Recommending faculty: Prof.  Diocel Harold Aquino (ES)

Author Ronald Bennett
Place of Publication Chichester
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

Stories of emerging leaders and their experiences, as well as some critical information and tools that help you, as a student or technical professional, reflect on your experience and decide what comes next. Every student has untapped leadership abilities. This book helps them find and develop their inner leader, become the person he or she wants to be, and pursue their passions in ways that are productive and rewarding for themselves and others. This book identifies some common myths about leadership in technical fields, and then helps students identify their own leadership skills in the face of false assumptions. The authors show students how to make a real difference and explain why the world needs every student’s best professional self. Each of the four parts of Leadership for Engineers includes four chapters comprised of testimonies from emerging leaders, as well as reflective questions at the end of each chapter. Reading through the scenarios and working through the questions will prepare you to lead in your career and your life.

Surveying, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty:  Prof.  Julius Bañgate  (GE 10, 11, 12)

Author S.K. Duggal
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2006
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

This book provides an updated and comprehensive coverage on all the essentials of practical surveying. The most outstanding feature of the book is the condensation of the exhaustive theory into a symmetric, point-wise pattern and insertions of explanatory notes particularly with reference to the more common surveying operations for easy learning of the students.

Modern database management

Recommending faculty:   Prof.  Julius Bañgate  (GE)

Author Jeffrey A. Hoffer
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Academic Press

 

For undergraduate and graduate database management courses.Provide the latest information in database development. Focusing on what leading database practitioners say are the most important aspects to database development, Modern Database Management presents sound pedagogy and includes topics that are critical for the practical success of database professionals. This text also continues to guide students into the future by presenting research that could reveal the “next big thing” in database management.The eleventh edition contains general updates and expanded material in the areas undergoing rapid change due to improved managerial practices, database design tools and methodologies, and database technology.


3D visual communications

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Julius M. Bañgate  (GE)

Author Guan-Ming Su
Place of Publication West Sussex, UK
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

 

Provides coverage of the major theories and technologies involved in the lifecycle of 3D video content delivery Presenting the technologies used in end-to-end 3D video communication systems, this reference covers 3D graphics and video coding, content creation and display, and communications and networking. It covers the full range of key areas from the fundamentals of 3D visual representation to the latest 3D video coding techniques, relevant communication infrastructure and networks to the 3D quality of experience. The book is structured to logically lead readers through the topic, starting with generic and fundamental information, continuing with a detailed section of different visualisation techniques before concluding with an extensive view of 3D mobile communication systems and trends. The authors give most focus to four important areas: 3D video coding and communications; 3D graphics/gaming and mobile communications; end-to-end 3D ecosystem (including 3D display, 3D player, networking facility and 3D quality issues), and future communications and networks advances for emerging 3D experience. Presents the theory and key concepts behind the latest 3D visual coding framework, standards, and corresponding quality assessment Provides fundamental material which forms the basis for future research on enhancing the performance of 3D visual communications over current and future wireless networks Covers important topics including: 3D video coding and communications; 3D graphics/gaming and mobile communications; end-to-end 3D ecosystem; and future communications and networks advances for emerging 3D experience Essential reading for engineers involved in the research, design and development of 3D visual coding and 3D visual transmission systems and technologies, as well as academic and industrial researchers.

Object oriented analysis and design using UML

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE)

Author D. Jeya Mala
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education

Building on their classroom teaching experiences over the years, Jeya Mala and Geetha have deployed an innovative approach and student-friendly style to explain Object Oriented Analysis and Design concepts, thereby ensuring that the interest of the readers is maintained. The textbook covers case studies, activity models, and diagrams using the latest version of UML 2. The book contains adequate span to cover the curriculum requisites, and rich pedagogical features to cater to the needs of undergraduate students.

Field sampling for environmental science and management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE)

Author Richard Webster
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Routledge

Scientists and consultants need to estimate and map properties of the terrestrial environment. These include plant nutrients and parasites in soil, gaseous emissions from soil, pollutant metals and xenobiotics in waste and contaminated land, salt in groundwater and species abundances above ground. The scale varies from small experimental plots to catchments, and the land may be enclosed in fields or be open grassland, forest or desert. Those who sample the variables to obtain the necessary data need guidance on the design and analysis of sampling methods for their conclusions and recommendations to be valid.

This book provides that guidance, backed by sound rationale and statistical theory. It concentrates on design-based sampling for estimates of mean values of environmental properties, emphasizing replication and randomization. It starts with simple random sampling and then progresses to more efficient designs, such as spatially stratified random sampling, stratification by classes and cluster sampling. It includes a section on purposive sampling in classical soil survey, which is relevant to other environmental properties such as vegetation. It also describes the effects of bulking on errors and the use of ancillary information and regression to improve estimates. The authors draw the important distinction between design-based sampling for estimating means and model-based methods (geostatistics) for local spatial prediction and mapping, and focus on the latter. They describe designs suitable for computing variograms and prediction by kriging, as well as a staged approach, so that sampling is neither inadequate nor excessive, and designs adapt as knowledge is accumulated. Including numerous worked case studies of sampling in agriculture, ecology and environmental science, the book will be of immediate practical value.


Resolving environmental conflicts

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE)

Author Chris Maser
Place of Publication Boca Raton, FL
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

True progress toward an ecologically sound environment and a socially just culture will be initially expensive in money and effort. The longer we wait, however, the more disastrous the environmental condition will become, the more disputes will arise as a result of our declining quality of life, and the more expensive and difficult the necessary social changes will be. The second edition of a bestseller, Resolving Environmental Conflicts demonstrates how to practice the type of conflict resolution that not only settles a dispute but also heals the people. Once the consultants and mediators leave, the work must go on. This second edition covers the basic transformative concepts vital for resolving environmental conflicts. It includes discussions of the inviolate biophysical principles, how the English language is changing, as well as the critical principles of social behavior. It also examines new dynamics in making decisions along with the effects of the younger generations shifting their interests from nature-oriented interest to technologically oriented interests and their subsequent lack of understanding the importance of the natural environment to a sustainable society. No biological shortcuts, technological quick fixes, or political rhetoric can mend what is broken. Dramatic, fundamental change is necessary if we are really concerned with bettering the quality of life. It is not a question of can we change or can’t we, but one of will we change or won’t we. Change is a choice, a choice of individuals reflected in the collective of society and mirrored in the landscape throughout the generations. Considerably more than a “how to” directive, this book examines the “whys” of the mediation process and broadens the knowledge base by providing the philosophical underpinnings of “a new environmental responsibility.”

Environmental and energy law

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros, Jr. (EnE)

Editor Karen E. Makuch
Place of Publication Hoboken, New Jersey
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Despite bringing prosperity, industrialisation generally leads to increasing levels of pollution which has a detrimental impact on the environment. In response, legislation which seeks to control or prevent such impact has become common. Similarly, climate change and energy security have become major drivers for the regulatory regimes that have emerged in the energy field. Given the global or regional scope of many environmental problems, international cooperation is often necessary to ensure such legislation is effective. The EU and the UK have contributed to the development of the environmental and energy law regimes currently in force, spanning across international, transnational and national levels. At the same time, practical responses to environmental and energy problems have largely been the focus of engineers, scientists and other technical experts. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge the knowledge gap between legal developments designed to achieve environmental and/or energy-related objectives and the practical, scientific and technical considerations applicable to the same environmental problems. In particular, it attempts to convey a broad range of topical issues in environmental and energy law, from climate and energy regulation, technology innovation and transfer, to pollution control, environmental governance and enforcement. In addition the book outlines key sector specific legal regimes (including water, waste and air quality management), focusing on issues or topics that are particularly relevant to both environmental and energy lawyers, and engineering, science and technology-oriented professionals and students. In this vein, the book guides the reader on some basic practical applications of the law within scientific, engineering and other practical settings. The book will be useful to all those working or studying in the environmental or energy arena, including law students, legal professionals, engineering and science students and professionals. By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and energy law, the book embraces all readerships and helps to address the often thorny problem of communication between scientists, engineers, lawyers and policy-makers.

 


Environmental transport processes

Recommending faculty: Dr. Florencio C. Ballesteros (EnE)

Author Bruce E. Logan
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Developed as a reference for transport phenomena courses, this completely revised second edition of Environmental Transport Processes provides a readable and approachable treatment of environmental systems. The text features a unique combination of material from different fields (mass transport, kinetics, wastewater treatment, unit processes) and includes pertinent literature not available in any other texts. Rich with examples and problems to help reinforce students’ learning, the updated edition addresses new and emerging topics, such as non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), the subject of aggregates, and biofilm kinetic models merged with mass transport concepts.

Hands-on database : an introduction to database design and development

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE)

Author Steve Conger
Place of Publication Upper Saddle, NJ
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Prentice Hall

 

Hands-On Database uses a scenario-based approach that shows readers how to build a database by providing them with the context of a running case throughout each step of the process.

Starting out with Python

Recommending faculty: Prof. Julius M. Bañgate (GE)

Author Tony Gaddis
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Pearson Addison Wesley

 

In Starting Out with Python(R), Tony Gaddis’ evenly paced, accessible coverage introduces students to the basics of programming and prepares them to transition into more complicated languages. Python, an easy-to-learn and increasingly popular object-oriented language, allows readers to become comfortable with the fundamentals of programming without the troublesome syntax that can be challenging for novices. With the knowledge acquired using Python, students gain confidence in their skills and learn to recognize the logic behind developing high-quality programs. Starting Out with Python discusses control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, detail-oriented explanations, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This text is intended for a one-semester introductory programming course for students with limited programming experience.

Control of cutting vibration and machining instability : a time-frequency approach for precision, micro and nano machining

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME 136)

Author C. Steve Suh
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

Presents new developments on machine tool vibration control based on discontinuous dynamical systems Machining instability is a topical area, and there are a wide range of publications that cover the topic. However, many of these previous studies have started by assuming that the behavior of the system can be linearised. Meanwhile, there are many recent advances in the fields of signal processing, nonlinear dynamics, and nonlinear control, all of which are relevant to the machining stability problem. This book establishes the fundamentals of cutting mechanics and machine tool dynamics in the simultaneous time-frequency domain. The new nonlinear control theory developed by the authors that facilitates simultaneous control of vibration amplitude in the time-domain and spectral response in the frequency-domain provides the foundation for the development of a controller architecture universally viable for the control of dynamic instability including bifurcation and chaos. Once parameters underlying the coupling, interaction, and evolution of different cutting states and between the tool and workpiece are established, they can then be incorporated into the architecture to create a control methodology that mitigate machining instability and enable robust, chatter-free machine tool design applicable in particular to high speed micro- and nano-machining. Presents new developments on machine tool vibration control based on discontinuous dynamical systems Provides a clear and concise approach to the understanding and control of machine tool and workpiece vibrations from an alternative view, contributing to an in-depth understanding of cutting dynamics and robust control of machining instability Equips the reader with the knowledge to understand the dynamics of cutting and operation of machine-tool systems in different conditions as well as the concept of cutting instability control Includes data examples in MATLAB coding


Introduction to aircraft systems design & development: Design and development of aircraft systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jennifer J. Fabular (ME)

Author Allan Seabridge
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Now covering both conventional and unmanned systems, this is a significant update of the definitive book on aircraft system design Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Second Edition is for people who want to understand how industry develops the customer requirement into a fully integrated, tested, and qualified product that is safe to fly and fit for purpose. This edition has been updated to take into account the growth of unmanned air vehicles, together with updates to all chapters to bring them in line with current design practice and technologies as taught on courses at BAE Systems and Cranfield, Bristol and Loughborough universities in the UK. Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Second Edition Provides a holistic view of aircraft system design describing the interaction between all of the subsystems such as fuel system, navigation, flight control etc. Covers all aspects of design including systems engineering, design drivers, systems architectures, systems integration, modelling of systems, practical considerations, & systems examples. Incorporates essential new material on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Second Edition has been written to be generic and not to describe any single process. It aims to complement other volumes in the Wiley Aerospace Series, in particular Aircraft Systems, Third Edition and Civil Avionics Systems by the same authors, and will inform readers of the work that is carried out by engineers in the aerospace industry to produce innovative and challenging — yet safe and reliable — systems and aircraft. Essential reading for Aerospace Engineers.

Oct 23

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Portal

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. 3, no. 3: 2014
Publisher Media Access

Portal

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication October 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication September 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Shell World

Place of Publication Makati City
Date of Publication Issue No. 1 : 2014
Publisher Communications Department for the Shell companies in the Philippines

Philippine Engineering Journal

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 13, October 6, 2014
Publisher Kings Road, Quarry Bay

National Geographic

Time

Place of Publication Hong Kong
Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 14 : October 13, 2014
Publisher Kings Road, Quarry Bay

Time

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Oct 22



CIRCULATION BOOKS


A first course in probability and Markov chains

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Authors Giuseppe Modica and Laura Poggiolini
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

Provides an introduction to basic structures of probability with a view towards applications in information technology

A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains presents an introduction to the basic elements in probability and focuses on two main areas. The first part explores notions and structures in probability, including combinatorics, probability measures, probability distributions, conditional probability, inclusion-exclusion formulas, random variables, dispersion indexes, independent random variables as well as weak and strong laws of large numbers and central limit theorem. In the second part of the book, focus is given to Discrete Time Discrete Markov Chains which is addressed together with an introduction to Poisson processes and Continuous Time Discrete Markov Chains. This book also looks at making use of measure theory notations that unify all the presentation, in particular avoiding the separate treatment of continuous and discrete distributions.

A First Course in Probability and Markov Chains:

  • Presents the basic elements of probability.
  • Explores elementary probability with combinatorics, uniform probability, the inclusion-exclusion principle, independence and convergence of random variables.
  • Features applications of Law of Large Numbers.
  • Introduces Bernoulli and Poisson processes as well as discrete and continuous time Markov Chains with discrete states.
  • Includes illustrations and examples throughout, along with solutions to problems featured in this book.

The authors present a unified and comprehensive overview of probability and Markov Chains aimed at educating engineers working with probability and statistics as well as advanced undergraduate students in sciences and engineering with a basic background in mathematical analysis and linear algebra.


A first course in the finite element method, 5th ed., SI.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Wilfredo Jose

Author Daryl L. Logan
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Cengage Learning

“A First Course in the Finite Element Analysis” provides a simple, basic approach to the finite element method that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students. It does not have the usual prerequisites (such as structural analysis) required by most available texts in this area. The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text is geared toward those who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems. This revised fourth edition includes the addition of a large number of new problems (including SI problems), an appendix for mechanical and thermal properties, and more civil applications.


Fundamentals of sensors for engineering and science

Recommending faculty: Dr. Wilfredo Jose

Author Patrick F. Dunn
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Fla.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher CRC Press

“Fundamentals of Sensors for Engineering and Science is a practical analysis of sensors and measurement, designed to help readers make informed decisions when selecting an appropriate sensor for a given application. Spurred by a growing demand for information on the evolution of modern sensors, this book evaluates current applications to illustrate their wide range of uses, as well as the many ways they can be classified.

Emphasizing the underlying physics involved, author Patrick Dunn reviews the sensors commonly used in engineering and science. He also covers the sensors of the human body, as well as biomimetic sensors used to simulate human functions. The book organizes and describes contemporary examples of manmade sensors based on their core physical principles. Fundamentals—including scaling considerations involved in micro- and nano-sensor development and uncertainty—are introduced at the beginning of the text.

A companion to the popular Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, Second Edition, this book will benefit instructors, industry professionals, and anyone else with an interest in this burgeoning field. Clarifying the primary role and key characteristics of sensors in engineering and science, this text includes a wealth of examples and chapter problems, and it also provides online links to updated ancillary materials.


Digital compensation for analog front-ends : a new approach to wireless transceiver design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors Francois Horlin, Andre Bourdoux
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Wiley

The desire to build lower cost analog front-ends has triggered interest in a new domain of research. Consequently the joint design of the analog front-end and of the digital baseband algorithms has become an important field of research. It enables the wireless systems and chip designers to more effectively trade the communication performance with the production cost.

Digital Compensation for Analog Front-Ends provides a systematic approach to designing a digital communication system. It covers in detail the digital compensation of many non-idealities, for a wide class of emerging broadband standards and with a system approach in the design of the receiver algorithms. In particular, system strategies for joint estimation of synchronization and front-end non-ideality parameters are emphasized. The book is organized to allow the reader to gradually absorb the important information and vast quantity of material on this subject. The first chapter is a comprehensive introduction to the emerging wireless standards which is followed by a detailed description of the front-end non-idealities in chapter two. Chapter three then uses this information to explore what happens when the topics introduced in the first two chapters are merged. The book concludes with two chapters providing an in-depth coverage of the estimation and compensation algorithms.

This book is a valuable reference for wireless system architects and chip designers as well as engineers or managers in system design and development. It will also be of interest to researchers in industry and academia, graduate students and wireless network operators.

  • Presents a global, systematic approach to the joint design of the analog front-end compensation, channel estimation, synchronization and of the digital baseband algorithms
  • Describes in depth the main front-end non-idealities such as phase noise, IQ imbalance, non-linearity, clipping, quantization, carrier frequency offset, sampling clock offset and their impact on the modulation
  • Explains how the non-idealities introduced by the analog front-end elements can be compensated digitally
  • Methodologies are applied to the emerging Wireless Local Area Network and outdoor Cellular communication systems, hence covering OFDM(A), SC-FDE and MIMO
  • Written by authors with in-depth expertise developed in the wireless research group of IMEC and projects covering the main broadband wireless standards

Input-output analysis : foundations and extensions, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Authors Ronald E. Miller and Peter D. Blair
Place of Publication Cambridge [England] New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This edition of Ronald Miller and Peter Blair’s classic textbook is an essential reference for students and scholars in the input-output research and applications community. The book has been fully revised and updated to reflect important developments in the field since its original publication. New topics covered include SAMs (and extended input-output models) and their connection to input-output data, structural decomposition analysis (SDA), multiplier decompositions, identifying important coefficients, and international input-output models. A major new feature of this edition is that it is also supported by an accompanying website with solutions to all problems, wide-ranging real-world data sets, and appendices with further information for more advanced readers. Input-Output Analysis is an ideal introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of fields, including economics, regional science, regional economics, city, regional and urban planning, environmental planning, public policy analysis and public management.


Green electricity : 25 green technologies that will electrify your future

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Author Kendall Haven
Place of Publication Santa Barbara, Calif.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Libraries Unlimited

Our existing electric utility industry and power supply and delivery systems are woefully outdated. Indeed, the existing power grid we use today uses 100-year-old technology! This book lays out the possible blueprints for a greener future in a way that will engage middle school learners, enabling students and teachers to explore the emerging energy technologies that could become the future of our electrical supply system.

In Part 1 of Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future, the author describes the amazing patchwork of 1,300 power plants and over 5 million miles of wire that comprise our national grid and reveals the environmental damages it produces. Part 2 examines the 25 leading ecofriendly contenders to modernize and replace our current grid, describing each proposed technology and how it works. Other relevant information is also provided, such as a qualitative assessment of the pluses, minuses, and limitations of each system, and an assessment of that technology’s potential to contribute to our future electrical appetite.


IP-enabled energy management : a proven strategy for administering energy as a service

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Authors Rob Aldrich, John Parello
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Wiley

Extend Your Energy Management Capabilities Managing energy usage via a company network allows you to create an energy management program that can be scaled company-wide, and this unique book shows you just how to do it. Through step-by-step instruction and real-world case studies drawn from the expert author team’s own experience at Cisco, this book lays out an IP-based energy management strategy to optimize resources, dramatically increase energy savings, and significantly reduce your carbon footprint. How do you establish energy management across multiple functions, such as compute, network, and storage while preparing for building infrastructure convergence? How do you set up energy domains on a network? How do you bring this all together into one unified energy program – then deploy it, manage it, and measure results? Find the answers in this timely guide. * Consider energy in terms of risk, cost, and resource management * Gather raw data on where your company is now and set up benchmarking * Create strategies across multiple stakeholders and goals, including facilities, IT, security, and sustainability * Establish and administer energy domains * Review the basics of energy accounting, measure results, and set up reporting * See how to make your program sustainable and prepare for the future


Advanced building technologies for sustainability

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Author Asif Syed
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher Wiley

Practical solutions for sustainability

In this timely guide, one of the world’s leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more. It provides helpful tips and suggestions for architects and engineers to work together on implementing these technologies, along with many innovative possibilities for developing a truly integrated design. This book also explores and explains the many benefits of advanced technologies, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, noise reduction, improved indoor air quality, and more.In addition, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability:

  • Offers detailed coverage of solar energy systems, thermal energy storage, geothermal systems, high-performance envelopes, chilled beams, under-floor air distribution, displacement induction units, and much more
  • Provides case studies of projects using advanced technologies and demonstrates their implementation in a variety of contexts and building types
  • Covers the implementation of advanced technologies in office towers, large residential buildings, hospitals, schools, dormitories, theaters, colleges, and more

Complete with a clear and insightful explanation of the requirements for and benefits of acquiring the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification, Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability is an important resource for architects, engineers, developers, and contractors involved in sustainable projects using advanced technologies.


Advanced wireless networks : cognitive, cooperative, and opportunistic 4G technology, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Pedrasa

Authors Savo Glisic, Beatriz Lorenzo
Place of Publication Chichester, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

With 40% new material the new edition of Advanced Wireless Networks provides a comprehensive representation of the key issues in 4G wireless networks. Focussing on cognitive, cooperative and opportunistic paradigms to provide further increase in network efficiency, the book explores and addresses issues in wireless internet, mobile cellular and WLAN, as well as sensor, ad hoc, bio-inspired, active and cognitive networks. It examines the problem of cross-layer optimisation and network information theory as well as adaptability and reconfigurability in wireless networks. This book is an integral description of future wireless networks and the interconnection between their elements.

The information is presented in a logical order within each chapter making it ideal for all levels of reader including researchers involved in modelling and analysis of future networks as well as engineers working in the area. Each chapter starts with introductory material and gradually includes more sophisticated models and mathematical tools concluding with a comprehensive list of references.

  • Fully updated throughout with five new chapters on Opportunistic Communications; Relaying and Mesh Networks; Topology Control; Network Optimization; and Cognitive Radio Resource Management
  • Unifies the latest research on cognitive, cooperative and opportunistic paradigms in wireless communications
  • Provides efficient analytical tools for network analysis
  • Discusses security issues, an essential element of working with wireless networks
  • Supports advanced university and training courses in the field
  • Companion website containing extra appendix on Queuing theory

Oct 20

RESERVE BOOKS


Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Paul R. Gray … [et al.]
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Wiley

This is the only comprehensive book in the market for engineers that covers the design of CMOS and bipolar analog integrated circuits. The fifth edition retains its completeness and updates the coverage of bipolar and CMOS circuits.
A thorough analysis of a new low-voltage bipolar operational amplifier has been added to Chapters 6, 7, 9, and 11.
Chapter 12 has been updated to include a fully differential folded cascode operational amplifier example. With its streamlined and up-to-date coverage, more engineers will turn to this resource to explore key concepts in the field.


Modern control engineering, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Katsuhiko Ogata
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Prentice-Hall

A comprehensive, senior-level textbook for control engineering.

Ogata’s Modern Control Engineering, 5/e , offers the comprehensive coverage of continuous-time control systems that all senior students must have, including frequency response approach, root-locus approach, and state-space approach to analysis and design of control systems. The text provides a gradual development of control theory, shows how to solve all computational problems with MATLAB, and avoids highly mathematical arguments. A wealth of examples and worked problems are featured throughout the text.

The new edition includes improved coverage of Root-Locus Analysis (Chapter 6) and Frequency-Response Analysis (Chapter 8). The author has also updated and revised many of the worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. This text is ideal for control systems engineers.


Computer organization and design : the hardware/software interface, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann

The fifth edition of Computer Organization and Design-winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-moves forward into the post-PC era with new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. This generational change is emphasized and explored with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures.

Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, “Going Faster,” used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. Also new to this edition is discussion of the “Eight Great Ideas” of computer architecture.

As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.

Instructors looking for fourth edition teaching materials should e-mail textbook@elsevier.com.

  • Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
  • Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
  • Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
  • Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book
  • Adds a new concrete example, “Going Faster,” to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times
  • Discusses and highlights the “Eight Great Ideas” of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore’s Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy
  • Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises

The lean startup : how constant innovation creates radically successful businesses

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Eric Ries
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Portfolio Penguin

The Lean Startup isn’t just about how to create a more successful entrepreneurial business rather it’s about what we can learn from those businesses to improve virtually everything we do. Lean Startup principles can be applied to government programs, to healthcare, and to solving the world’s great problems. It’s ultimately an answer to the question “How can we learn more quickly what works, and discard what doesn’t?”.


Probability and statistics for engineers and scientists, 9th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Ronald E. Walpole … [et al.]
Place of Publication Boston
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Pearson Education

This classic text provides a rigorous introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference, with a unique balance of theory and methodology. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. This revision focuses on improved clarity and deeper understanding.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


DSP for MATLAB and LabVIEW. Volume I, Fundamentals of discrete signal processing

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Forester W. Isen
Place of Publication San Rafael, Calif.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Morgan & Claypool

This book is Volume I of the series DSP for MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. The entire series consists of four volumes that collectively cover basic digital signal processing in a practical and accessible manner, but which nonetheless include all essential foundation mathematics. As the series title implies, the scripts (of which there are more than 200) described in the text and supplied in code form (available at www.morganclaypool.com/page/isen) will run on both MATLAB and LabVIEW. Volume I consists of four chapters. The first chapter gives a brief overview of the field of digital signal processing. This is followed by a chapter detailing many useful signals and concepts, including convolution, recursion, difference equations, LTI systems, etc. The third chapter covers conversion from the continuous to discrete domain and back (i.e., analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion), aliasing, the Nyquist rate, normalized frequency, conversion from one sample rate to another, waveform generation at various sample rates from stored wave data, and Mu-law compression. The fourth and final chapter of the present volume introduces the reader to many important principles of signal processing, including correlation, the correlation sequence, the Real DFT, correlation by convolution, matched filtering, simple FIR filters, and simple IIR filters. Chapter 4, in particular, provides an intuitive or “first principle” understanding of how digital filtering and frequency transforms work, preparing the reader for Volumes II and III, which provide, respectively, detailed coverage of discrete frequency transforms (including the Discrete Time Fourier Transform, the Discrete Fourier Transform, and the z-Transform) and digital filter design (FIR design using Windowing, Frequency Sampling, and Optimum Equiripple techniques, and Classical IIR design). Volume IV, the culmination of the series, is an introductory treatment of LMS Adaptive Filtering and applications. The text for all volumes contains many examples, and many useful computational scripts, augmented by demonstration scripts and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments (VIs) that can be run to illustrate various signal processing concepts graphically on the user’s computer screen. Table of Contents: An Overview of DSP / Discrete Signals and Concepts / Sampling and Binary Representation / Transform and Filtering Principles


DSP for MATLAB and LabVIEW. Volume II, Discrete frequency transforms

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Forester W. Isen
Place of Publication San Rafael, Calif.
Date of Publication c2008
Publisher Morgan & Claypool

This book is Volume II of the series DSP for MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. This volume provides detailed coverage of discrete frequency transforms, including a brief overview of common frequency transforms, both discrete and continuous, followed by detailed treatments of the Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT), the z -Transform (including definition and properties, the inverse z -transform, frequency response via z-transform, and alternate filter realization topologies (including Direct Form, Direct Form Transposed, Cascade Form, Parallel Form, and Lattice Form), and the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) (including Discrete Fourier Series, the DFT-IDFT pair, DFT of common signals, bin width, sampling duration and sample rate, the FFT, the Goertzel Algorithm, Linear, Periodic, and Circular convolution, DFT Leakage, and computation of the Inverse DFT). The entire series consists of four volumes that collectively cover basic digital signal processing in a practical and accessible manner, but which nonetheless include all essential foundation mathematics. As the series title implies, the scripts (of which there are more than 200) described in the text and supplied in code form (available via the internet at http://www.morganclaypool.com/page/isen) will run on both MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. The text for all volumes contains many examples, and many useful computational scripts, augmented by demonstration scripts and LabVIEW™ Virtual Instruments (VIs) that can be run to illustrate various signal processing concepts graphically on the user’s computer. Volume I consists of four chapters that collectively set forth a brief overview of the field of digital signal processing, useful signals and concepts (including convolution, recursion, difference equations, LTI systems, etc), conversion from the continuous to discrete domain and back (i.e., analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion), aliasing, the Nyquist rate, normalized frequency, sample rate conversion and Mu-law compression, and signal processing principles including correlation, the correlation sequence, the Real DFT, correlation by convolution, matched filtering, simple FIR filters, and simple IIR filters. Chapter 4 of Volume I, in particular, provides an intuitive or “first principle” understanding of how digital filtering and frequency transforms work, preparing the reader for the present volume (Volume II). Volume III of the series covers digital filter design (FIR design using Windowing, Frequency Sampling, and Optimum Equiripple techniques, and Classical IIR design) and Volume IV, the culmination of the series, is an introductory treatment of LMS Adaptive Filtering and applications. Table of Contents: The Discrete Time Fourier Transform / The z-Transform / The DFT


DSP for MATLAB and LabVIEW. Volume III, Digital filter design

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Forester W. Isen
Place of Publication San Rafael, Calif.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan & Claypool

This book is Volume III of the series DSP for MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. Volume III covers digital filter design, including the specific topics of FIR design via windowed-ideal-lowpass filter, FIR highpass, bandpass, and bandstop filter design from windowed-ideal lowpass filters, FIR design using the transition-band-optimized Frequency Sampling technique (implemented by Inverse-DFT or Cosine/Sine Summation Formulas), design of equiripple FIRs of all standard types including Hilbert Transformers and Differentiators via the Remez Exchange Algorithm, design of Butterworth, Chebyshev (Types I and II), and Elliptic analog prototype lowpass filters, conversion of analog lowpass prototype filters to highpass, bandpass, and bandstop filters, and conversion of analog filters to digital filters using the Impulse Invariance and Bilinear Transform techniques. Certain filter topologies specific to FIRs are also discussed, as are two simple FIR types, the Comb and Moving Average filters. The entire series consists of four volumes that collectively cover basic digital signal processing in a practical and accessible manner, but which nonetheless include all essential foundation mathematics. As the series title implies, the scripts (of which there are more than 200) described in the text and supplied in code form (available via the internet at www.morganclaypool.com/page/isen) will run on both MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. Table of Contents: Principles of FIR Design / FIR Design Techniques / Classical IIR Design


DSP for MATLAB and LabVIEW. Volume IV, LMS adaptive filtering

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Author Forester W. Isen
Place of Publication San Rafael, Calif.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Morgan & Claypool

This book is Volume IV of the series DSP for MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. Volume IV is an introductory treatment of LMS Adaptive Filtering and applications, and covers cost functions, performance surfaces, coefficient perturbation to estimate the gradient, the LMS algorithm, response of the LMS algorithm to narrow-band signals, and various topologies such as ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) or system modeling, Noise Cancellation, Interference Cancellation, Echo Cancellation (with single- and dual-H topologies), and Inverse Filtering/Deconvolution. The entire series consists of four volumes that collectively cover basic digital signal processing in a practical and accessible manner, but which nonetheless include all essential foundation mathematics. As the series title implies, the scripts (of which there are more than 200) described in the text and supplied in code form (available via the internet at www.morganclaypool.com/page/isen) will run on both MATLAB™ and LabVIEW™. Table of Contents: Introduction To LMS Adaptive Filtering / Applied Adaptive Filtering


The electrical safety program guide, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Authors Ray A. Jones and Jane G. Jones
Place of Publication Sudbury, Mass.
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning

A Complete Guide to Establishing an Electrical Safety Program Working with electricity can be very dangerous, and employees might be unaware of the potential hazards present in their work environment, making them susceptible to risk of injury. To prevent occupational injuries from occurring, employers must possess the knowledge required to set in place a program that promotes safety in the workplace. In this completely updated guide, electrical safety experts Ray A. Jones and Jane G. Jones provide a detailed blueprint to help employers develop a program that maximizes electrical safety and the related benefits it generates. Based on the 2009 NFPA 70E® and current OSHA regulations, The Electrical Safety Program Guide, Second Edition, takes readers step-by-step through the creation of an electrical safety program, discussing program development from conception through finalization for a plan tailored to a company’s unique environment. A new chapter provides guidelines for when work on energized conductors should be permitted, including an extensive discussion of “infeasibility,” as used by OSHA and NFPA 70E. The Second Edition explores the full range of issues involved in developing a comprehensive electrical safety program and provides guidance and resources to resolve them. Extensive appendices include a wealth of practical and time-saving tools such as checklists, sample budgets, a personal protective equipment matrix, and permits, as well as an all new appendix addressing how to safely test for absence of voltage. A CD-ROM is included and contains all checklists and forms from the book, an awareness-training program, and a draft sample program that can be used as the beginning point for a company to develop its own comprehensive electrical safety program.


Teaching with technologies : the essential guide

Recommending faculty: Prof. Marjorie Baynosa

Authors Sarah Younie and Marilyn Leask
Place of Publication Maidenhead, England
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Open University Press

This book provides a baseline for effective technology practice, offering a comprehensive overview of theory, research and practice. In particular the book:

  • Brings together research findings to provide an evidence based approach to using technology in the classroom
  • Provides an understanding of how technologies can and should inform teaching and learning
  • Highlights effective practice

As well as capturing the extensive developments in this field over the last three decades the book identifies ‘what works’ with technology and education. There is detailed consideration of how technology can enhance learning and inform pedagogic approaches together with examples. This not only informs but, most importantly, allows teachers to develop their practice in order to incorporate and exploit the affordances of educational technologies, providing a sound theoretical underpinning to classroom practice with technologies.

Significantly the book urges educators to embrace new ways of working using technologies to support knowledge sharing and building. It also looks ahead and reports teachers’ views of schools of the future, where learners and teachers may work flexibly through a curriculum that is personalised and focused on 21st century needs.

Teaching with Technologies is essential reading for busy teachers and students who wish to gain an informed overview of the key issues pertaining to technology and education.

“This is a very timely book reminding us of the complex history of technology integration into teaching and learning in this country, as well as giving an overview of current practice, and providing a prescient look to the future.”
Dr Chris Higgins, formerly Principal Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, UK

“The manner in which UK teachers and students have, and are currently, engaging with digital technologies across the curriculum and at all levels of schooling is clearly presented and, together with links to research and classroom practice, is a major strength of the book.”
Anthony Jones, ICT in Education and Research, The University of Melbourne, Australia


Wireless communications and networks : 3G and beyond, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Author Iti Saha Misra
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw Hill Education (India)

Wireless Communication and Networks: 3G and Beyond, 2e primarily focuses on extensive coverage of the Physical Layer. The book has been thoroughly revised to prepare the students better for the course on Wireless Communication by encouraging them to read more about the fundamental principles underlying this area of study. The second edition of Wireless Communication and Networks is a thoroughly revised edition, which while maintaining the updates in technology, delves deep into the basics of the course. The book encourages extensive reading amongst the students and inculcates a scientific temper through the thought-provoking manner of content presentation.


Communication engineering

Recommending faculty: Dr. Edwin Umali

Author S. Vijayachitra
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw Hill Education (India)

Communication Engineering has been designed for first-time entrants to the subject of communication and is conceptualized to provide an overview of the complete spectrum of communications. The book starts at the very basics of the study of communication engineering and discusses the principles and systems related to analog and digital modulation. Building on these fundamentals, the following chapters introduce the readers to the gamut of applications of communication engineering, and provide them state of the art information.


Computer architecture

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Authors Gerard Blanchet, Bertrand Dupouy
Place of Publication London; Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher ISTE; Wiley

This book lays out the concepts necessary to understand how a computer works.
For reasons of clarity, the authors have deliberately chosen examples that apply to machines from all eras, without having to water down the contents of the book. This choice helps to show how techniques, concepts and performances have evolved since the first computers.
The book is divided into five parts. The first four, which are of increasing difficulty, are the core of the book: “Elements of a Basic Architecture”, “Programming Model and Operation”, “Memory Hierarchy”, “Parallelism and Performance Enhancement”. The final part provides hints and solutions to the exercises in the book as well as appendices. The reader may approach each part independently based on their prior knowledge and goals.


Computer organization and architecture : themes and variations

Recommending faculty: Prof. Joy Reyes-Madamba

Author Alan Clements
Place of Publication Australia
Date of Publication c2014
Publisher Cengage Learning

Computer Organization and Architecture: Themes And Variations stresses the structure of the complete system (CPU, memory, buses and peripherals) and reinforces that core content with an emphasis on divergent examples. This approach to computer architecture is an effective arrangement that provides sufficient detail at the logic and organizational levels appropriate for EE/ECE departments as well as for Computer Science readers. The text goes well beyond the minimal curriculum coverage and introduces topics that are important to anyone involved with computer architecture in a way that is both thought provoking and interesting to all.


Signals and systems, 2nd ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jaybie De Guzman

Authors P. Ramakrishna Rao, Shankar Prakriya
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw Hill Education (India)

The text is designed for the undergraduate student of Electronics and Communication Engineering as the first introduction to Signals, their behaviour and representations, and System responses. The content has been carefully sequenced to help students make a smooth transition to the understanding of Signals by introducing the previously learnt concepts of Laplace and Z Transforms (in mathematics) early in the discussions in this text.
With numerous pedagogical features and MATLAB examples, the book will aid the student in understanding the practicality of the subject better.


Communication systems

Recommending faculty: Prof. Jaybie De Guzman

Author P. Ramakrishna Rao
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw Hill Education (India)

Our world today progresses on digital technology at a rate that only digital communication principles and embodying systems made possible. This book on Communication Systems aims to provide young readers, a scope to explore this digital extravagance while continuously reminding them that our surroundings at large are generally analog, and digital really is an extension of analog communication principles and techniques. Communication Systems has been designed to provide a solid foundation of the fundamental principles and to expose inquisitive readers to the world today, resplendent in all of its technological advancements.


Applied time series analysis

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Authors Wayne A Woodward, Henry L. Gray, and Alan C. Elliott
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication c2012
Publisher CRC Press

Virtually any random process developing chronologically can be viewed as a time series. In economics, closing prices of stocks, the cost of money, the jobless rate, and retail sales are just a few examples of many. Developed from course notes and extensively classroom-tested, Applied Time Series Analysis includes examples across a variety of fields, develops theory, and provides software to address time series problems in a broad spectrum of fields. The authors organize the information in such a format that graduate students in applied science, statistics, and economics can satisfactorily navigate their way through the book while maintaining mathematical rigor.

One of the unique features of Applied Time Series Analysis is the associated software, GW-WINKS, designed to help students easily generate realizations from models and explore the associated model and data characteristics. The text explores many important new methodologies that have developed in time series, such as ARCH and GARCH processes, time varying frequencies (TVF), wavelets, and more. Other programs (some written in R and some requiring S-plus) are available on an associated website for performing computations related to the material in the final four chapters.


Radio propagation measurement and channel modelling

Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author Sana Salous
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Wiley

While there are numerous books describing modern wireless communication systems that contain overviews of radio propagation and radio channel modelling, there are none that contain detailed information on the design, implementation and calibration of radio channel measurement equipment, the planning of experiments and the in depth analysis of measured data.

The book would begin with an explanation of the fundamentals of radio wave propagation and progress through a series of topics, including the measurement of radio channel characteristics, radio channel sounders, measurement strategies, data analysis techniques and radio channel modelling. Application of results for the prediction of achievable digital link performance would be discussed with examples pertinent to single carrier, multi-carrier and spread spectrum radio links. This work would address specifics of communications in various different frequency bands for both long range and short range fixed and mobile radio links.


Electricity : principles & applications, 8th ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Pedrasa

Author Richard J. Fowler
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This widely-used text prepares students for entry-level jobs in electronics, electrical trades and related fields. Its level and approach are ideal for both electronics and electricity programs looking for a relatively short, applied book covering DC/AC circuits. Additional chapters on topics such as safety, transformers, motors, instrumentation, and residential wiring are also included. No prior knowledge of electricity is assumed; the only prerequisites are arithmetic and basic algebra. Practical skills are emphasized throughout the text, and supported in the hands-on work provided in the companion Experiments Manual. MultiSim circuit files are provided, on a bound-in CD ROM, for those who want to bring software simulation work into their classes and labs.

Oct 8

RESERVE BOOKS


Schaum’s outlines electric circuits, 5th ed. .

Recommending faculty: Prof. Michael Bayona

Authors Mahmood Nahvi, Joseph A. Edminister
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher McGraw-Hill

This ideal review for your electrical engineering course, with coverage of circuit laws, analysis methods, circuit concepts, and more

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • Outline format facilitates quick and easy review of electrical engineering.
  • Hundreds of examples with explanations of electrical engineering concepts.
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of electrical engineering.
  • Appropriate for the following courses: Electric Circuits, Electric Circuit Fundamentals, Electric Circuit Analysis, Linear Circuits and Systems, Circuit Theory.
  • Supports all the major textbooks for electrical engineering courses.

Special design topics in digital wideband receivers

Recommending faculty: Prof. Romarie U. Lorenzo

Author James Tsui
Place of Publication Boston, Mass.
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Artech House

Offering engineers a thorough examination of special, more advanced aspects of digital wideband receiver design, this practical book builds on fundamental resources on the topic, helping professionals gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject. This in-depth volume presents a detailed look at a complete receiver design, including the encoder. Moreover, it discusses the detection of exotic signals and provides authoritative guidance on designing receivers used in electronic warfare. From frequency modulation and biphase shifting keys, to parameter encoders in electronic warfare receivers and the use of the simulation and probability density function to predict the false alarm parameter, this book focuses on critical topics and techniques that help engineers design digital wideband receivers for top performance.


Engineering design, 5th ed., International ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jhoanna Pedrasa

Authors George E . Dieter, Linda C . Schmidt
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill

Dieter’s Engineering Design represents a major update of this classic textbook for senior design courses. As in previous editions, Engineering Design provides a broader overview of topics than most design texts and contains much more prescriptive guidance on how to carry out design. Dieter focuses on material selection as well as how to implement the design process. Engineering Design provides the senior mechanical engineering students with a realistic understanding of the design process. It is written from the viewpoint that design is the central activity of the engineering profession, and it is more concerned with developing attitudes and approaches than in presenting design techniques and tools.


REFERENCE BOOK


Systemic design methodologies for electrical energy systems : analysis, synthesis and management

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Xavier Roboam
Place of Publication London : ISTE Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication 2012
Publisher Wiley

This book proposes systemic design methodologies applied to electrical energy systems, in particular analysis and system management, modeling and sizing tools.
It includes 8 chapters: after an introduction to the systemic approach (history, basics & fundamental issues, index terms) for designing energy systems, this book presents two different graphical formalisms especially dedicated to multidisciplinary devices modeling, synthesis and analysis: Bond Graph and COG/EMR. Other systemic analysis approaches for quality and stability of systems, as well as for safety and robustness analysis tools are also proposed. One chapter is dedicated to energy management and another is focused on Monte Carlo algorithms for electrical systems and networks sizing.
The aim of this book is to summarize design methodologies based in particular on a systemic viewpoint, by considering the system as a whole. These methods and tools are proposed by the most important French research laboratories, which have many scientific partnerships with other European and international research institutions. Scientists and engineers in the field of electrical engineering, especially teachers/researchers because of the focus on methodological issues, will find this book extremely useful, as will PhD and Masters students in this field.


CIRCULATION BOOKS


Experimental methods and instrumentation for chemical engineers

Recommending faculty: Prof. Kristian July Yap

Author Gregory S. Patience
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers is a practical guide for research engineers and students, process engineers and, consultants, and others in the chemical engineering field. This unique book thoroughly describes experimental measurements and instrumentation in the contexts of pressure, temperature, fluid metering, chromatography, and more. Chapters on physico-chemical analysis and analysis of solids and powders are included as well.

Throughout the book, the author examines all aspects of engineering practice and research. The principles of unit operations, transport phenomena, and plant design form the basis of this discipline. Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers integrates these concepts with statistics and uncertainty analysis to define factors that are absolutely necessary to measure and control, how precisely, and how often.

Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers is divided into several themes, including the measurement of pressure, temperature flow rate, physico-chemical properties, gas and liquid concentrations and solids properties. Throughout the book, the concept of uncertainty is discussed in context, and the last chapter is dedicated to designing and experimental plan. The theory around the measurement principles is illustrated with examples. These examples include notions related to plant design as well as cost and safety.

Contains extensive diagrams, photos, and other illustrations as well as manufacturers’ equipment and descriptions with up-to-date, detailed drawings and photos
Includes exercises at the end of each chapter, helping the reader to understand the problem by solving practical examples
Covers research and plant application, including emerging technologies little discussed in other sources.


Transport in biological media

Recommending faculty: Prof. Stephen Doliente

Editor Sid M. Becker, Andrey V. Kuznetsov
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier/Academic Press

Transport in Biological Media is a solid resource of mathematical models for researchers across a broad range of scientific and engineering problems such as the effects of drug delivery, chemotherapy, or insulin intake to interpret transport experiments in areas of cutting edge biological research. A wide range of emerging theoretical and experimental mathematical methodologies are offered by biological topic to appeal to individual researchers to assist them in solving problems in their specific area of research. Researchers in biology, biophysics, biomathematics, chemistry, engineers and clinical fields specific to transport modeling will find this resource indispensible.

  • Provides detailed mathematical model development to interpret experiments and provides current modeling practices
  • Provides a wide range of biological and clinical applications
  • Includes physiological descriptions of models

Fracture mechanics : integration of mechanics, materials science, and chemistry

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author Robert P. Wei
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication c2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Fracture and “slow” crack growth reflect the response of a material (i.e., its microstructure) to the conjoint actions of mechanical and chemical driving forces and are affected by temperature. There is therefore a need for quantitative understanding and modeling of the influences of chemical and thermal environments and of microstructure, in terms of the key internal and external variables, and for their incorporation into design and probabilistic implications. This text, which the author has used in a fracture mechanics course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, is based on the work of the author’s Lehigh University team whose integrative research combined fracture mechanics, surface and electrochemistry, materials science, and probability and statistics to address a range of fracture safety and durability issues on aluminum, ferrous, nickel, and titanium alloys and ceramics. Examples from this research are included to highlight the approach and applicability of the findings in practical durability and reliability problems.


Mineral exploration : principles and applications

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author S. K. Haldar
Place of Publication Waltham, Mass.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Elsevier

Globally, mineral exploration has grown significantly in recent years, driven by the rapid acceleration in prices for gold and diamonds since 2004 and the emergence of a middle class in both China and India-aggressively increased demand. Despite this resurgence, no single book has been published that takes an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the full scope of mineral exploration-from mining and extraction to economic evaluation, policies, sustainability, and environmental impacts. Mineral Exploration: Principles and Applications accomplishes this by presenting each topic with theoretical approaches first followed by specific applications that can be immediately implemented in the field.

  • Presents 16 case studies that allow readers to quickly apply exploration concepts to real-life scenarios in the field
  • Includes more than 200 illustrations and full-color photographs that aid the reader in retaining key procedures and applications
  • Each chapter is structured so that its topic is discussed theoretically first followed by specific applications
  • Combines both theory and application in a multidisciplinary reference that thoroughly addresses the full scope of mineral exploration
  • Authored by an instructor with more than 30 years of experience in the field and a decade as a consultant for commercial mining companies

Pressure vessel design manual, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors Dennis R. Moss, Michael Basic
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann

Pressure vessels are closed containers designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. They have a variety of applications in industry, including in oil refineries, nuclear reactors, vehicle airbrake reservoirs, and more. The pressure differential with such vessels is dangerous, and due to the risk of accident and fatality around their use, the design, manufacture, operation and inspection of pressure vessels is regulated by engineering authorities and guided by legal codes and standards. Pressure Vessel Design Manual is a solutions-focused guide to the many problems and technical challenges involved in the design of pressure vessels to match stringent standards and codes. It brings together otherwise scattered information and explanations into one easy-to-use resource to minimize research and take readers from problem to solution in the most direct manner possible.

  • Covers almost all problems that a working pressure vessel designer can expect to face, with 50+ step-by-step design procedures including a wealth of equations, explanations and data
  • Internationally recognized, widely referenced and trusted, with 20+ years of use in over 30 countries making it an accepted industry standard guide
  • Now revised with up-to-date ASME, ASCE and API regulatory code information, and dual unit coverage for increased ease of international use.

Welding : a practical guide to joining metals

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors Martin and Ed Thaddeus
Place of Publication Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Crowood Press

From jewelry to plumbing to set design—practical instruction on joining metals, whatever the task at hand.

Offering an authoritative introduction to each welding technique, accompanied by beginner’s notes, this user-friendly, quick guide is perfect for identifying the technique right for any job. It explains a range of methods, such as soft soldering, TIG, gas welding, and MIG welding—the ideal choice for car repairs. For each method there are clear explanations for the scientific processes at work as well as alternative methods, and advice on the importance of safety. Specific advice on creating joints is given, using a range of popular techniques. Areas covered include plumbing, model engineering, vehicle repair and restoration, jewelry and silversmithing, clock and watch repair, metal sculpture, and set design.


What went wrong? : case histories of process plant disasters and how they could have been avoided, 5th ed.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Author Trevor Kletz
Place of Publication Burlington, Mass.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Elsevier/Gulf Professional Pub.

“What Went Wrong?” has revolutionized the way industry views safety.

The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how strightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors.

Kletz’ approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edtion, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of “What Went Wrong” with the managerially focussed material previously published in “Still Going Wrong”. Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experienced based anaylsis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals.

  • A million dollar bestseller, this trusted book is updated with new material, including the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, and supplemented by material from Trevor Kletz’s ‘Still Going Wrong’
  • Now presents a complete analysis of the design, operational and for the first time, managerial causes of process plant accidents and disasters, plus their aftermaths
  • Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide readers in how to avoid similar tragedies: learn from the mistakes of others.

Electric motors and drives : fundamentals, types, and applications, 4th ed.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Author Austin Hughes and Bill Drury
Place of Publication Oxford
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier/Newnes

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic ‘handbooks’, which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job.

The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.

Austin Hughes’ approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.

  • Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory.
  • Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors.
  • New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout.

Evolution of global electricity markets : new paradigms, new challenges, new approaches

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Editor Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Elsevier

Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars and thought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class experts from diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues in today’s electricity markets.

Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmental degradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasingly stringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a more reliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more rational, cost-reflective prices. This book maps out the electric industry’s new paradigms, challenges and approaches, providing invaluable global perspective on this host of new and pressing issues being investigated by research institutions worldwide. Companies engaged in the power sector’s extensive value chain including utilities, generation, transmission & distribution companies, retailers, suppliers, regulators, market designers, and the investment & financial rating community will benefit from gaining a more nuanced understanding of the impacts of key market design and restructuring choices. How can problems be avoided? Why do some restructured markets appear to function better than others? Which technological implementations represent the best investments? Which regulatory mechanisms will best support these new technologies? What lessons can be learned from experiences in Norway, Australia, Texas, or the U.K.? These questions and many more are undertaken by the brightest minds in the industry in this one comprehensive, cutting-edge resource.

  • Features a unique global perspective from more than 40 recognized experts and scholars around the world, offering opportunities to compare and contrast a wide range of market structures
  • Analyzes how the implementation of existing and developing market designs impacts real-world issues such as pricing and reliability
  • Explains the latest thinking on timely issues such as current market reform proposals, restructuring, liberalization, privatization, capacity and energy markets, distributed and renewable energy integration, competitive generation and retail markets, and disaggregated vs. vertically integrated systems.

Transformers and inductors for power electronics : theory, design and applications

Recommending faculty: Dr. Michael Angelo Pedrasa

Authors W. G. Hurley, W. H. Wolfle
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex
Date of Publication 2013
Publisher Wiley

Based on the fundamentals of electromagnetics, this clear and concise text explains basic and applied principles of transformer and inductor design for power electronic applications. It details both the theory and practice of inductors and transformers employed to filter currents, store electromagnetic energy, provide physical isolation between circuits, and perform stepping up and down of DC and AC voltages.

The authors present a broad range of applications from modern power conversion systems. They provide rigorous design guidelines based on a robust methodology for inductor and transformer design. They offer real design examples, informed by proven and working field examples.

Key features include:

  • Emphasis on high frequency design, including optimisation of the winding layout and treatment of non-sinusoidal waveforms
  • A chapter on planar magnetic with analytical models and descriptions of the processing technologies
  • Analysis of the role of variable inductors, and their applications for power factor correction and solar power
  • Unique coverage on the measurements of inductance and transformer capacitance, as well as tests for core losses at high frequency
  • Worked examples in MATLAB, end-of-chapter problems, and an accompanying website containing solutions, a full set of instructors’ presentations, and copies of all the figures.

Covering the basics of the magnetic components of power electronic converters, this book is a comprehensive reference for students and professional engineers dealing with specialised inductor and transformer design. It is especially useful for senior undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering and electrical energy systems, and engineers working with power supplies and energy conversion systems who want to update their knowledge on a field that has progressed considerably in recent years.


Effective team leadership for engineers

Recommending faculty: Dr. Jordan Rel Orillaza

Authors Pat Wellington and Niall Foster
Place of Publication Stevenage, U.K.
Date of Publication c2009
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology

An essential guide for engineers who are new to the role of leading a team. Packed with practical information, advice and case studies, this book not only presents you with the insights to get your team rapidly up to speed and working to their full potential, but also shows how to problem solve, and keep the team on track through turbulent times.


Adaptive wireless communications : MIMO channels and networks

Recommending faculty:Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors Daniel W. Bliss, Siddhartan Govindasamy
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Adopting a balanced mix of theory, algorithms and practical design issues, this comprehensive volume explores cutting-edge applications in adaptive wireless communications and the implications these techniques have for future wireless network performance. Presenting practical concerns in the context of different strands from information theory, parameter estimation theory, array processing and wireless communication, the authors present a complete picture of the field. Topics covered include advanced multiple-antenna adaptive processing, ad hoc networking, MIMO, MAC protocols, space-time coding, cellular networks and cognitive radio, with the significance and effects of both internal and external interference a recurrent theme throughout. A broad, self-contained technical introduction to all the necessary mathematics, statistics, estimation theory and information theory is included, and topics are accompanied by a range of engaging end-of-chapter problems. With solutions available online, this is the perfect self-study resource for students of advanced wireless systems and wireless industry professionals.


Principles of electromagnetics

Recommending faculty:Dr. Edwin Umali

Authors S.C. Mahapatra, S. Mahapatra
Place of Publication New Delhi
Date of Publication c2011
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill

Principles of Electromagnetics aims to make the subject more approachable for the students. A number of two-dimensional and three-dimensional illustrations are provided for easy understanding. The explanations are in sufficient depth to hold the readers interest without overwhelming them with information. Mathematical problems have been explained taking the reader through each step of solving.


Probability and statistics : for engineering and the computing sciences

Recommending faculty:Prof. Reinol Josef Compañero

Authors J. Susan Milton, Jesse C. Arnold, Liu Kwong Ip
Place of Publication Singapore
Date of Publication c2013
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (Asia)

This textbook helps students to understand statistical methods and reasoning as well as practice in using them. The examples and exercises are specially chosen for those looking for careers in the engineering and computing sciences. The text is intended as a first course in probability and applied statistics for students. A set of exercises is provided throughout the text, in a section for every chapter. In addition, each chapter has a set of review exercises in which the problems are presented in random order. It is hoped that this will help the student develop the ability to recognise the appropriate analysis. Many exercises are left open-ended in hopes of stimulating some classroom discussion. The use of electronic calculators with some built-in statistical capability is encouraged, for it allows the student to concentrate on the interpretation of the analysis rather than on the arithmetic computations. The contents of this edition focus on the applications of Statistics, rather than the mathematical details. Bearing this in mind, a section titled Real World Application has been added to three topics-Comparing Two Means and Two Variances, Analysis of Variance, and Categorical Data, for students to better relate the key concepts learned, to real cases. Another significant addition to this edition is the easy presentation of hypothesis testing. The conclusion of hypothesis testing is drawn by comparing the value of test statistic and the critical value(s), rather than the estimated P value. Moreover, hypothesis testing is presented in a “4-step format”: hypotheses; test statistic; critical value; and conclusion. Nevertheless, P value is still estimated. Since the authors view statistics as an art as well as science, it is anticipated and welcomed that students disagree with the conclusion at a particular level of significance. Some large data sets to this edition have been added to better reflect the reality students will encounter after graduation, and for students to learn to manipulate such data analysis via computer. Hence, additional essential instruction has been included, in the interpretation of statistical packages. The packages chosen for illustrative purposes are SAS and MINITAB. This was done because of their widespread availability and ease of use. Most data sets are simulated with care, so that the results of the analysis are consistent with recently reported research. This allows students to gain more insight into the type of real-world engineering problems. In addition, more discussion of the interpretation of computer output is now included in the text. Some of the more difficult derivations have been placed in an Appendix. This gives the text a more applied flavor while preserving the material for those who are particularly interested in the mathematical foundations of the statistical concepts presented. Features: new exercises have been added throughout the text, in all the chapters; the discussion of the F distribution and comparison of two means has been simplified by making use of the folded F test for comparing variances; other new material includes a discussion of Tukey’s method of paired comparisons and a section on the use of tolerance limits in quality control; the new presentation of hypothesis testing; the conclusion of hypothesis testing is drawn by comparing the value of test statistic and the critical value(s), rather than the estimated P value; a new “4-step format” is used: Hypotheses; Test statistic; Critical value; an conclusion; a new section titled “Real World Application” has been added on to three of the topics in this edition’s text. Supplementary materials: Solution manuals (with detail explanations to end-of-chapter problems in the textbook), powerpoint lecture slides, data sets and additional reference materials are available for instructors at the text’s Online Learning Centre. These supplement materials are available only to instructors using the textbook for their teaching purposes.


Probabilities : the little numbers that rule our lives

Author Peter Olofsson
Place of Publication Hoboken, N.J.
Date of Publication c2007
Publisher Wiley

What are the chances?

Find out in this entertaining exploration of probabilities in our everyday lives

“If there is anything you want to know, or remind yourself, about probabilities, then look no further than this comprehensive, yet wittily written and enjoyable, compendium of how to apply probability calculations in real-world situations.”
— Keith Devlin, Stanford University, National Public Radio’s “Math Guy” and author of The Math Gene and The Math Instinct

“A delightful guide to the sometimes counterintuitive discipline of probability. Olofsson points out major ideas here, explains classic puzzles there, and everywhere makes free use of witty vignettes to instruct and amuse.”
— John Allen Paulos, Temple University, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

“Beautifully written, with fascinating examples and tidbits of information. Olofsson gently and persuasively shows us how to think clearly about the uncertainty that governs our lives.”
— John Haigh, University of Sussex, author of Taking Chances: Winning with Probability

From probable improbabilities to regular irregularities, Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives investigates the often-surprising effects of risk and chance in our everyday lives. With examples ranging from WWII espionage to the O. J. Simpson trial, from bridge to blackjack, from Julius Caesar to Jerry Seinfeld, the reader is taught how to think straight in a world of randomness and uncertainty.

Throughout the book, readers learn:

Why it is not that surprising for someone to win the lottery twice
How a faulty probability calculation forced an innocent woman to spend three years in prison
How to place bets if you absolutely insist on gambling
How a newspaper turned an opinion poll into one of the greatest election blunders in history

Educational, eloquent, and entertaining, Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to obtain a better understanding of the mathematics of chance.

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Journal of Quality Technology

Place of Publication Milwaukee, Wis.
Date of Publication Vol. 46, no. 3: July 2014
Publisher American Society for Quality Control

Journal of Quality Technology

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Place of Publication Landsberg
Date of Publication Vol. 17, nos. 5-9, June-November 2012
Publisher Springer

The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

Reader’s Digest

Place of Publication Shaukiwan, Hong Kong
Date of Publication August 2014
Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Far East

Reader's Digest

Philippine Engineering Journal

Place of Publication Quezon City
Date of Publication Vol. XXXV, no. 1 : June 2014
Publisher National Engineering Center

Philippine Engineering Journal

National Geographic

Place of Publication Washington, D.C.
Date of Publication July 2014
Publisher National Geographic Society

National Geographic

Time

Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 8 : September 1, 2014
Publisher Time

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Date of Publication Vol. 184, nos. 9 to 10 : September 8 to 15, 2014
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Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 11 : September 22, 2014
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Date of Publication Vol. 184, no. 12 : September 29, 2014
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